How does one compare a main course dish which are of two different ways of preparation and from two different restaurants
I felt compelled to write this to inform people of the difference between Pollo in Achiote (or as some know it as Pollo Yucatecan) and Pollo Pibil.
The reason you may ask is why is she doing this ? Well one reason is so that when one comes to Yucatan you will know the difference between dishes and the other is because the chicken that we cook here Pollo pibil was condemned by a reviewer on the internet.
Unfortunately I could not respond, as it was not written on my site, of a well-known travel page . So I thought I would introduce to you readers of my blog page the difference
Pollo pibil is cooked in banana leaves baked in the oven with achiote,sour orange,garlic,onions,green peppers,tomatoes oregano salt and pepper oh and a few leaves of epazote a herb that is grown here and is readily available. I actually have it growing in my garden.
But to continue as I mentioned all the ingredients are placed in a baking dish and also topped off with banana leaves and roasted slowly in the oven.
Presentation of the pollo pibil at the pickled onion
Pollo in Achiote You take chicken legs and boil them in a pot for a short time with (well here anyway when I make it for the staff)spices, onion,green pepper,garlic and pepper
Once cooked take from the pot and let cool then adding them to a mixture of achiote and sour orange. Once marinated they are then deep fried in lots of oil until brown and crispy .This is usually accompanied with red marinated onions on top and rice and usually a small salad and of course beans.
Pollo in ahciote that the people raved about in another local restaurant !
I used the traveller’s photo as it is not copywrited.
So two dishes with a completely different taste, each one touching different senses …. I was quite surprised by the comment that was made and wondered how one can distinguish between such two different dishes.
As for the commentators I really hope they read this and maybe they will have a better perspective of Yucatan food.